Thursday, June 30, 2011!

Today my daughter and I experienced "College Orientation - Day 1." Some helpful information - some I could have read on my own faster. A nice BBQ and a lovely rain shower (not at the same time), and tomorrow is Day 2. It is so beautiful here - the mountains still have snow on them. But - it was 92 degrees today, so the rain was a welcome respite, even if only for a few minutes. Apartment hunting begins Friday.

So -- I had been reading some gallery and blog posts about using things that were on your desk.  And yesterday (actually a few days ago when I "pre-posted" this) I cleaned off my desk and organized my stamp room better. But I had these two images still in the "Do Something With This" pile, so I decided to make a card with scraps and what I had not yet put away. And here it is:

I used Paulette's word art from TLC Creations (a past freebie!) with Hambo Stamps' Heart Basket. Click on the photo and you can see the Starfire Glitter I added to the hearts. The button is a little chipboard heart I had and it is threaded with Real Red CS. It is layered on Riding Hood Red CS cut out with a Spellbinders Rectangle Nestie, but the edges are hard to see against the Red Prints DP. I colored my basket with Copic markers. The printed ribbon and red brads are from Hobby Lobby. I paper pierced the upper lefthand corner. Not bad for what was "lying around."

Today we will finish the Orientation meetings for fall - and tonight I am taking my daughter to one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!


  1. Glad to hear your roadtrip is going well. Good luck with apartment hunting.
    I love using up scraps like this. Your card is beautiful!

  2. Very sweet card and great job using what you have to make it happen :) Good luck making those living arrangements and have a safe trip home!

  3. Hello Judy, nice to meet you on the Create with TLC DT. I love your card and your blog looks great!

  4. Adorable card, my friend. Give Laura a big hug from me and tell her we will keep her in our prayers. I can't imagine how you feel leaving that adorable little creature at college! But, she's a smart girl and well raised. She will be just fine :). Love yas!


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